Many women experience severe back pain during pregnancy. Though this is completely normal, it can sometimes make simply getting through the day seem like an impossible task especially since the list of medications you can take during pregnancy is extremely short.
So what can you do to relieve back pain without taking pain medication? Here are some of the options available to you.
Get a prenatal massage
Another option is to make an appointment with a masseuse who is experienced in prenatal massage. These people have specialized knowledge and training that will enable them to apply adequate pressure to relax tense muscles and relieve back pain, especially low back pain.
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Clean with your doctor first. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, your doctor may find massage unsafe. However, for the most part, it is completely safe for you and your unborn baby.
Changes in body and center of gravity can often put the spine, thighs, and other joints out of position. This can cause severe back pain. If this happens, you should see a chiropractor for a correction of the spine. You can use light pressure to readjust the spine and joints and naturally relieve pain.
Stretch every day
Stretching is a great way to relax muscles, stay still, and prepare your body for labor and delivery. Even if you don't have severe back pain, it's still a great thing. Do light stretches for at least 10 minutes every day.